Thursday, November 1, 2012

Jesus Loves Everybody: Especially Me

Jesus Loves Everybody: Especially Me, written by Nicole Benoit-Roy is different than most books. This one is comprised of four short stories, each one dealing with a different aspect of a child’s life. In these stories, children learn about Christ’s eternal love for them as it relates to their everyday lives. Story titles in the book are:
  • Jesus Loves Me: All About My Needs
  • Jesus Loves You: All About Meal Time
  • Jesus Loves My Mommy: All About Location
  • Jesus Loves My Daddy: All About Responsibility
The stories are very short, consisting of only 5-8 sentences each. Each story is given a separate Biblical reference.

The illustrations by Joshua Allen are colorful and expressive and work well with the text.

Each storybook has a companion coloring book (sold separately).

Jesus Loves Everybody: Especially Me Coloring Book, is the companion book to the storybook mentioned above. The two books are the same except the pages of the coloring book are, of course, just black and white so children can color them as they please. Also, the pages of the coloring book are a bit bigger than those of the storybook. And, there is no Acknowledgements page in the back of the coloring book as there is in the story book.

This storybook/coloring book duo is the first in a planned series of five books by this author. Each story book in the series will have a corresponding coloring book.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of both the storybook and coloring book will be donated to Operation Smile, an international charity to support children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

What I like: I like the idea of having a coloring book to go along with a story book. This is a great way to promote the ideas of the story book within the pages of the coloring book as each child colors the pages in their book.

What I Dislike: However, I think the prices for the storybook and the coloring book are a bit high for either of them.

Overall Rating: Good.

Age Appeal: 4-8.

Publisher Info - Storybook: AuthorHouse, 2011; ISBN: 9781467845397; Paperback, 57 pages, $25.49.

Publisher Info – Coloring Books: AuthorHouse, 2011; ISBN: 9781468501230; Paperback, $11.99.

Buy now at $11.99!

Special Info: Visit the author’s Facebook page.

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bd64 said...

That is VERY pricey! That will keep us from buying it unless it becomes a national best seller (and if that happens, the price will go down to Mass Market level).

Christine M. Irvin said...

Thanks for taking the time to visit our website, read our reviews, and make a comment.

Yes, I agree, the price is high for this book. But the storybook has 57 pages, so it's much bigger than most storybooks for this age group. And, like I said in the review, it's like getting four books in one because normally these titles would be divided into four separate issues. But, the price is still prohibitive.